Two New Bluegrass Series Coming to Raleigh this Summer


PineCone is joining forces with two new partners this summer to bring even MORE bluegrass to Raleigh!

Building on the popular Midtown Beach Music Series and Friday Night Tribute Series in North Hills and Raleigh's renewed fervor for bluegrass music following last year's successful Wide Open Bluegrass in Raleigh, PineCone and Midtown Events are partnering on the production of a new monthly bluegrass series at the new Midtown Park. The Midtown Bluegrass Series: Sunday Ramble in the Park will offer one free concert on the third Sunday of each month from May through October, for a total of six concerts. And before each concert, area pickers are invited to come out and jam! This series kicks off on Sunday, May 18 with North Carolina's own Darin & Brooke Aldridge. Learn more

And in downtown Raleigh, PineCone is working with the organizers of the popular Oak City 7 concert series to debut a new Pickin' in the Plaza series that will run on alternate Thursdays from Oak City 7, which means there will be FREE music every Thursday on Raleigh City Plaza throughout the summer from Memorial Day to Labor Day (excluding July 3). All events will feature free live music, local food trucks and local beers. The new Pickin' in the Plaza series will compliment Oak City 7 and help meet Raleigh's growing demand for live music. Heading into its 3rd year in 2014, OC7 saw great success in 2013, showcasing more than 30 local and nationally known bands and drawing 30,000+ people downtown last summer. PineCone will be involved in the talent aspect of this new bluegrass series, delivering the quality music you have come to expect from this organization over the past 30 years. The lineup is still being finalized, but the first Pickin' in the Plaza concert is scheduled for Thursday, June 5. Learn more